Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Print & Installation: Den

I found this dollhouse at a local estate sale, and thought it would look much better in the woods. I photographed it and left it in a location that is just barely visible from the road next to the forest preserve. I'm hoping people will get a glance of it from their car and wonder if they really did see a creepy dollhouse in the forest. For the photograph I used my Mamiya C330 with a 105mm lens, as usual. With the exception of the leaf that got blown out in the bottom right window, I'm pleased with this print.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Print: Home

Along the side a winding mid-western highway was a single house, guarded by a sea of weeds. Sunken and defeated, it sat in the cold. Windows shattered, awnings collapsed, paint peeling. A certain presence radiated from its darkened doorways. Something watching and waiting, lurking in the shadows, was hoping I would step inside.

But I didn't. Hell no. Not alone, at least. I mean, look at this house!

I made this print in my darkroom using my new Omega D4 enlarger. It's a pretty epic piece of equipment. To make the negative, I used my Mamiya C330 with a 105mm lens.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Roll: Home

Yesterday Katie and I made the three and a half hour trek to Galesburg, our college town. I brought along my Kodak Retina iiic and my Mamiya C330. We went a different way than we usually do, and somewhere near Dekalb we came across a decrepit yellow house that was for sale on the side the highway. I had to take some photos of it. "Don't bring any ghosts back with you," Katie said as I got out of the car. The house did have a presence to it; I half excepted to see the silhouette of a figure moving around through one of the broken windows. I walked around the perimeter of the house with my iiic, taking a few photos. I then set up my tripod and took some shots with my C330. I'll hopefully get around to developing that roll and making some prints once I get home. Here are the shots I took with the Retina. I apologize for the resolution... Hi-Vee didn't do the greatest job with making my photo CD.

Spooky. Somehow I managed to escape without being possessed... I think. I just wish I could have gone inside. Maybe next time.